Electric vehicles don't have to be boring...The MINI Cooper S ALL4 PHEV Countryman Auto - to give its full name, is the latest Countryman to feature within the MINI range. Unlike many modern hybrid vehicles, this electric MINI Cooper aims to keep the performance and fun associated with the MINI brand, proving that the future needn't be dull!
A 224hp, 1.5-litre 3cylinder petrol engine - complete with 87hp electric motor (which is included in the 224hp), ensures this new hybrid version has more than enough power and performance. Being the S model, it's hardly surprising MINI hasn't strayed from its typical functionality, as this SUV can get to 60mph in just 6.8 seconds, with help form a slick six-speed automatic gearbox.
Being a MINI, this hybrid version still keeps hold of its fun to drive characteristics, despite its electric input. The new hybrid also keeps the funky MINI design, as well as a few bold yellow details, signifying its hybrid image. This includes yellow detailing on the charge point, yellow badging, while the centre console and door inserts also hinder that stylish glow of yellow, not forgetting the dominating bright yellow toggle engine start button too.